What does triumph mean?

Definitions for triumph
ˈtraɪ əmf, -ʌmftri·umph

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. victory, triumphnoun

    a successful ending of a struggle or contest

    "a narrow victory"; "the general always gets credit for his army's victory"; "clinched a victory"; "convincing victory"; "the agreement was a triumph for common sense"

  2. triumphverb

    the exultation of victory

  3. prevail, triumphverb

    prove superior

    "The champion prevailed, though it was a hard fight"

  4. wallow, rejoice, triumphverb

    be ecstatic with joy

  5. gloat, triumph, crowverb

    dwell on with satisfaction

  6. exuberate, exult, rejoice, triumph, jubilateverb

    to express great joy

    "Who cannot exult in Spring?"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Triumphnoun

    a magnificent and imposing ceremonial performed in honor of a general who had gained a decisive victory over a foreign enemy

  2. Triumphnoun

    hence, any triumphal procession; a pompous exhibition; a stately show or pageant

  3. Triumphnoun

    a state of joy or exultation for success

  4. Triumphnoun

    success causing exultation; victory; conquest; as, the triumph of knowledge

  5. Triumphnoun

    a trump card; also, an old game at cards

  6. Triumphnoun

    to celebrate victory with pomp; to rejoice over success; to exult in an advantage gained; to exhibit exultation

  7. Triumphnoun

    to obtain victory; to be successful; to prevail

  8. Triumphnoun

    to be prosperous; to flourish

  9. Triumphnoun

    to play a trump card

  10. Triumphverb

    to obtain a victory over; to prevail over; to conquer. Also, to cause to triumph


  1. Triumph

    Triumph is a Canadian hard rock power trio that was popular in the late 1970s through the 1980s. Between the band's 16 albums and DVDs, Triumph has received 18 gold and 9 platinum awards in Canada and the United States. Triumph was nominated for multiple Juno Awards, including Group of the Year Award in 1979, 1985, 1986 and 1987. Like their fellow Canadians Rush, Triumph began building their reputation across North America as a live band, peaking in the early to mid-1980s. The band was formed by Toronto music veterans Gil Moore, Mike Levine, and Rik Emmett in 1975.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Triumph

    trī′umf, n. in ancient Rome, a solemn procession in honour of a victorious general: joy for success: victory: (Shak.) a trump card.—v.i. to celebrate a victory with pomp: to rejoice for victory: to obtain victory: to be prosperous: to boast, exult (with over): (Shak.) to shine brightly.—v.t. (Milt.) to boast over.—adj. Trium′phal, pertaining to triumph: used in celebrating victory.—n. (Milt.) a token of victory.—adj. Trium′phant, celebrating or rejoicing for a triumph: expressing joy for success: victorious.—adv. Trium′phantly.—n. Trī′umpher.—adv. Trī′umphingly, in a triumphing manner: with triumph or exultation.—Triumphal arch, an arch erected in connection with the triumph of a Roman general, any decorative arch in public rejoicings, &c.—Church triumphant (see Church). [L. triumphus; akin to Gr. thriambos, a hymn to Bacchus.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. triumph

    (Lat. triumphus). Was the name given in ancient Rome to the public honor bestowed on a general who had been successful in war. It consisted in a solemn procession along the Via Sacra up to the Capitol, where sacrifice was offered Jupiter. The victor sat in a chariot, drawn by four horses,—his captives marching before, his troops following behind. Certain conditions had to be fulfilled before a triumph could be enjoyed, and it was the business of the senate to see that these were enforced. Under the empire, generals serving abroad were considered to be the emperor’s lieutenants, and therefore, however successful in their wars, they had no claim to a triumph. They received instead triumphal decorations, and other rewards. The oration, or lesser triumph, differs from the greater chiefly in these respects; that the imperator entered the city on foot, clad in the simple toga prætexta of a magistrate, that he bore no sceptre, was not preceded by the senate and a flourish of trumpets, nor followed by victorious troops, but only by the equites and the populace, and that the ceremonies were concluded by the sacrifice of a sheep instead of a bull. The ovation, it is scarcely necessary to add, was granted when the success, though considerable, did not fulfill the conditions specified for a triumph.

  2. triumph

    To obtain victory; to meet with success.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'triumph' in Nouns Frequency: #1882

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of triumph in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of triumph in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of triumph in a Sentence

  1. Dan Crowley:

    It's a very competitive business, and Triumph knows that it has to raise its bar on performance.

  2. Thomas Bailey Aldrich:

    To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent - that is to triumph over old age.

  3. Robert Browning:

    Why comes temptation, but for man to meet and master and crouch beneath his foot, and so be pedestaled in triumph?

  4. Fred Allen:

    Television is the triumph of machine over people.

  5. Hua Chunying:

    In the past years, the Trump administration, especially (former Secretary of State Mike) Pompeo, has laid too many mines that need to be removed, burned too many bridges that need to be rebuilt, damaged too many roads that need to be repaired, i believe if both countries put in the effort, the kind angels can triumph over evil forces.

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    (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
    • A. squashy
    • B. witless
    • C. frantic
    • D. nasty

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